A short poem in celebration of India’s independence – August 15th.
Three very thought provoking poems, that shed light into the the depths of the human consciousness. A must read for all poetry enthusiasts.
This poet’s corner presents two poems from South Asia. Reshma Parvez writes on India’s political context, as she reflects on the election atmosphere in the lead up to the 2014 election. Albaab Habib writes from Bangladesh and uses the imagery of white stripes to allude to the experiences we pass by on our journey through life, exploring the spirit of youth and vitality.
A powerful poem by a Bangladeshi poet Sadia Arman who by using the biblical notion “in My Father’s House” beautifully demonstrates religious dogma suppressing liberal arts and personal freedom.
A powerful poem by Samuel Hennessy in honour of Waitangi Day (the New Zealand land treaty signed between Maori and Europeans in 1840). The poet highlights New Zealand’s historical grievances & the nations future in the hands of overseas ownership.